Photos: Airbus A350 MSN2 Goes Flying


MSN002, the first Airbus A350 with a full passenger cabin installed, took off at 12:00 local time today from Toulouse, France for its maiden flight. Here are some photos of the test aircraft with its carbon-inspired livery.

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Later in the same day at 1400 local time, MSN2 was joined by MSN4, which is livered in Qatar Airways colors. MSN4 will be used for low-weight flight envelope certification and external noise measurements, says Airbus. 

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Don't miss this video: Airbus A350 chief test pilot Peter Chandler talked to Aviation Week's Jens Flottau during the recent Singapore airshow. 

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